ATV Saftey!

By: Jessie Vieaux and Tori Shepard

ATV Concerns

Deaths of people using ATVs on public roads have increased since 1982. The Institute for Highway Safety want to try to find a way to limit the amount of deaths in children between the age of 13-16. ATV dealers are forbidden from selling adult ATVs to families purchasing them for children under agreements between CPSC and manufacturers.

ATV Safety Facts

    • Wear over-the-ankle boots, goggles,gloves,long pants and long sleeved shirt to prevent against cuts

    • Do NOT drive on paved roads

    • Do NOT permit children to drive or ride adults ATV'S

    • Don't drive a ATV with a passenger or be a passenger

    • Without using a helmet or other protective gear while riding a ATV you will be more at risk to get injured

    • Most ATV injuries are head injuries so wearing a helmet will portent the injury

    • 1/3 of children are involved in ATV accidents

    • Between 2001 and 2007, the number of annual serious injuries treated by emergency medical professionals rose 37 percent.

    • Helmets have been known to reduce the risk of fatalities in ATV accidents by 42 percent. They have also been known to reduce the possibility of a non-fatal head injury by 64 percent

Children injury prevention

1. Riders should receive proper instruction from an experienced operator or professional trainer before attempting to operate the vehicle alone. Parents should closely supervise children while they are using the vehicle.

2. Children should never operate ATVs designed for adult use,those with engines having more than 90 cubic centimeters of displacement.

3. Passengers should never be carried on vehicles intended for one person.

4. Risk-taking behavior, such as jumping over ground depressions, dodging other vehicles, and speeding should be forbidden.

5. Alcohol and other drugs should never be used before operating a motorized vehicle.

6. Protective clothing should always be worn. This should include a helmet and goggles. Riders should not wear scarves or other clothing that might get caught in machinery.

7. ATVs should only be ridden during daylight hours.

8. Parents should be familiar with the areas where their children will ride and should know where the vehicle is being operated at all times.

ATV Triva

What company made the V-Force 700?

    Kawasaki. The V-force 700 is Kawasaki's largest sport quad and colours are green or orange.

Who made the the Outlander 400/330?

    Bombardier. The Outlander 400/330 was a mid-sized utility quad from Bombardier and the colours choices are green, yellow, and red.

Honda made the 250, 300, and 400 EX?

    y. Honda quads, sport and utility, are know for being wheelie-machines.

Polaris made the Raptor 350/660?

    f. Yamaha made the Raptor. The 660 came out in 2001, and the 350 came out 2004 to replace the Warrior 350.

Who made the DVX 400?

    Arctic Cat. The DVX 400 was Arctic Cat's first sport quad.

Who made the Predator 500/90/50?

    Polaris. Polaris released their high performance 500cc sport quad in 2002. The 90 was released in 2003, and the 50 in 2004.

Who made the Rally 200?

    Bombardier. The Rally 200 was a entry-level utility quad from Bombardier.

Who made the Twin Peaks 700?

    Suzuki. The Twin Peaks 700 was Suzuki's largest utility quad.

Who made the Phoenix 200?

    Polaris. New for 2005, was an entry-level quad from Polaris.

Which company invented the ATV?

    Suzuki. It was invented in 1942.

Fun facts!

1. Off road vehicles were first made available in the early 1960s.

2. Some of the first ATVs were 6-wheeled as opposed to the more common 4-wheeleers of today.

3. Originally brake lights were not required on ATVs; it was not until 1998 that they were made a requirement.

4. At slow speeds, an ATVs rear wheels will move in the opposite direction of the front wheels. Thus making it easier for parking and maneuvering.

5. It is illegal to operate ATVs with snorkels for deep-water crossings in Minnesota.

6. The first modern 4-wheeled ATV was released by Suzuki in 1983.

7. The ignition kill switch on ATVS is set by industry standards to be on the left side of the handlebars, but on the right side for snowmobiles.

8. In 1986 Honda released the FourTrax TRX350 4x4 that ushered in the era of popular four-wheel drive ATVs.

9. By the early 90's people began to realize that ATVs make great work vehicles, and they began to show up on farms and orchards alike.

10. The Honda Rubicon was the first production ATV with built-in GPS.

11. In Israel, ATVs are referred to as “Polaris’” Similarly to how people in the United States call all types of lip balm “Chapstick,” and all types of cotton swaps “Q-Tips.”

12. Honda made the first three-wheeled ATVs in 1970, which were famously portrayed in the James Bond movie, "Diamonds Are Forever".

13. Engine size on ATVs has little to do with trail damage, but this is what many Natural Resources Departments limit with a view to reducing trail damage.

14. The two largest ATV battery manufacturers, Yuasa and DEKA, have their main United States facilities only 20 miles apart in Pennsylvania.

15. Nearly every youth ATV sold in the US is made in Taiwan or China regardless of brand name.

The Ultimate ATV Crash Fails Compilation
ATV Safety video 1: Preparation and equipment
Driving an ATV comes with big responsiblites to preventing an injury. If you wear the proper gear and have the proper experience you will prevent any injury from happening! Parents need to be extra cautious with their children because more than half of atv injures are from children under the age of 16.

Popular ATV Brands and Slogans!

Arctic Cat: Share our passion

Carve with the sharpest knife in the drawer

Everyone wants a piece of the tucker

Arctic Cat is one of the oldest names in the entertainment vehicle industry. You’ll be able to pick out the perfect ATV by visiting their site and viewing their helpful spec sheets, fun image galleries, exciting accessories, and cutting-edge model features.

Argo: Extreme Off-road performance

Argo consistently delivers high-quality utility vehicles and recreational vehicles to meet a wide variety of needs and entertainment wishes.

Honda:Adventure isn’t paved

Honda has got to be one of the most reliable brands in the motor industry, known for manufacturing engines and ATV’s that last for years. They produce dual sport bikes, trail bikes, motocross bikes, sport ATV’s, utility ATV’s, and multipurpose utility vehicles.

Suzuki Ride the winds of life!

Suzuki is another name in the ATV industry that you can definitely trust for utility, sport, kids’ and all-terrain quadrunners.